Uyesaka, Miller delivered in clutch; earn Athlete of Week honors

Kai Uyesaka of the Dos Pueblos softball team and San Marcos track athlete Tyson Miller delivered clutch performances for their respective teams to earn Athlete of the Week honors at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon.

Kai Uyesaka, Dos Pueblos softball.

Kai Uyesaka, Dos Pueblos softball.

Tyson Miller, San Marcos track.

Tyson Miller, San Marcos track.

Uyesaka came up big in extra innings to lift the Chargers to an 8-4 win over Righetti in the first game of a doubleheader between the perennial powerhouse programs. With two outs and the score tied in the bottom of the eighth, Uyesaka stepped up and belted a grand slam for a walk-off victory. DP also won the second game.

Miller came up with some late heroics to help the San Marcos boys track & field team defeat crosstown rival Dos Pueblos in a Channel League dual meet. The meet came down to the last event — the 4×400 relay — and Miller anchored the Royals quartet to the victory. He also won the 200 and 400 races.

Miller and Uyesaka are both juniors.

The honorable mention choices for the week include: Aaron Mateski (SBCC track & field), Cameron Newell (UCSB baseball), Erica Schroeder (San Marcos track & field), Jennifer Nnoli (San Marcos track & field), Gaby Fantone (Carpinteria track & field), Hailey Fryklund (San Marcos softball) and Maija Ninness (San Marcos swimming).

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